5 Interesting Horse Facts
How fast is the fastest horse?
The Guinness Book of Records reports that the fastest racehorse ever recorded was running at 43.97 miles per hour. It was achieved by a horse called “Winning Brew” in 2008 at the Penn National Race Course at Grantville over a distance of 402 meters.
How tall is the tallest horse?
The tallest horse living is called “Big Jake” and is measured without shoes at 20 hands, 2.75” ( 210.19 cm and 82.75 in). He lives at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wisconsin, USA and his height was recorded on 19th January 2010.
How small is the smallest horse?
Thumbelina is currently the worlds smallest horse, she was born May 1st in 2001. She is a dwarf miniature horse and stands at 43 cm (17 in) tall, she weighs only 26 kilograms (57lbs).
What’s the highest jump by a horse?
The highest jump was recorded by a horse called “Huaso ex-Faithful” at 2.47 m (8ft 1.25 in). He was ridden by Capt. Alberto Larraguibel at Vina del Mar, Santiago, on February 5th 1949.
How long is the longest horse’s tail?
JJS Summer Breeze is the horse with the longest tail that's ever been recorded. Her tail measured 381 cm (12ft 6 in) on 23rd August 2007. She is owned by Crystal and Casey Socha and lives in Augusta, Kansas, USA.